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Dr Peter Guest 

Dr Peter Guest
Position:Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76538
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74929
Location:John Percival Building 4.12

Research Interests

My current research interests focus on the archaeology of the Roman Empire. I am particularly interested in:

  • the impact of Roman ideas and customs on native societies
  • archaeology of the Roman army
  • the role and use of coinage
  • funerary practices and beliefs in the afterlife
  • the social and cultural changes that occurred during Late Antiquity

I am an active field archaeologist and have excavated several Romano-British settlements in Wales and England. My current projects are focused on the following sites:

Between 2007 and 2011 I excavated on the site of the legionary fortress at Caerleon, including the a warehouse in Priory Field and the newly discovered suburb of monumental buildings known as the Southern Canabae. Follow the links below to find out more:

Excavations at Caerleon summer 2011

Isca, the legionary fortress at Caerleon


Research Projects

The legionary fortress at Caerleon and its environs

The Hoxne Treasure

Iron Age & Roman Coins from Wales

Caergwanaf Roman fort

Iron Age and Roman Landscapes in the Marches


Teaching and research are closely connected and the modules I currently teach explore a range of themes from the Roman world:

Undergraduate modules:

  • Archaeology of the Greek and Roman World – 10 credits (HS2102)

Postgraduate modules: